blog wrote:
A store sells milk in cartons of two sizes, one-half gallon and one-quarter gallon. If the store sold a total of 300 cartons of mild yesterday, how many gallons of milk did it sell yesterday?
(1) Yesterday the store sold 120 one-quarter-gallon cartons of milk
(2) Yesterday the store sold 90 gallons of milk in one-half-gallon cartons
Must read the question carefully unlike I did, initially.
The store sells two size of milk cartons, one-half gallon and one-quarter gallon cartons. Yesterday, they sold 300 cartons of milk in total.
Stem: wants to know how many gallons of milk were sold, so we must be given the part to whole or part to part ratio of types of gallons sold.
Provides that:Q+H=300 cartons
1. 300 cartons=120+H
H=180, sufficient. 180*.5=90 120*.25=30
Gallons sold=120.
2.90 gallons sold in 1/2 gallon cartons, so 180 half-gallon cartons were sold. This tells us that: 300=Q+180, so Q=120 cartons. 120*.25=30 gallons
sufficient
Each statement alone is sufficient, D.